Nickelodeon (Europe)

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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon logo new.svg
Nickelodeon Logo (since January 2010)
Launched September 1, 1993
Owned by MTV Networks Europe
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area Europe
Website www.nickelodeon.tv

Nickelodeon the cable and digital satellite television network dedicated to kids. Nickelodeon is widely available throughout Europe as a subscription service or free-to-air service; depending on what region in Europe you are living in. Nickelodeon is seen in 24.2 million households throughout Europe, via channels and blocks.[1]

Nickelodeon is operated by MTV Networks Europe on behalf of its owner Viacom. Nickelodeon first launched in Europe in the United Kingdom in 1993, following this Nickelodeon subsequently launched a pan-European version of the channel and other local Nickelodeon channels.

Pan-European Nickelodeon[edit]

The Pan-European version, known as Nickelodeon airs a selection of programming from Nickelodeon in the USA and local shows from Nickelodeon in the UK and Australia. Nickelodeon Europe is a 24-hour pan-regional feed reaching Europe. The channel is primarily available in English with additional soundtracks in Russian, Hungarian and Serbian. A total of more than 68 million homes across Europe and Central Asia can view the pan-European version of Nickelodeon. In a number of countries in Europe also host a local version of the channel and/or localized programming blocks. The UK/Ireland version of the network launched their HD simulcast channel on October 5, 2010 over Sky,[2] and it is expected that further launches of HD channels will occur across the continent in the next few years.

Global On-Air Identity[edit]

In January 2010, Viacom International launched a global on-air identity campaign for its Nickelodeon channels worldwide (except Nickelodeon US, which adopted the new look identity September 28, 2009). The new look on air-identity debuted on Nickelodeon (France) January 29, 2010,[3] Nickelodeon UK, and Nickelodeon Ireland on February 15, 2010,[4] Nickelodeon (Poland) on March 4,in Africa on March 13, 2010, and on Nickelodeon Netherlands, Germany, Nickelodeon Austria and Nickelodeon Switzerland on March 31, 2010.[5] The new look design incorporates the newly designed Nickelodeon logo which originally launched on Nickelodeon US in September, 2009. The roll-out of Nickelodeon's new global on-air, online and offline branding will take place throughout 2010 on all Nickelodeon channels worldwide (with exception to Nickelodeon US). Nickelodeon Europe picked up the new 2011 look from Nick USA in 2012. The first country to pick up the new bumpers was Nickelodeon (UK & Ireland). It first got random airings of these bumpers in October 2011 and they were fully used from January 2, 2012.

Localized Nickelodeon channels in EMEA[edit]

Country Title Air Date New Look Release Date Note
United Kingdom Nickelodeon UK September 1, 1993 February 15, 2010
Germany Nickelodeon Deutschland July 1995 March 30, 2010 Second version of network launched September 2005;
first version was ended June 1, 1998
Finland Nickelodeon (Scandinavia) July 16, 1996 (block)
February 1997 (channel)
March 31, 2010 Also in Norway
Norway Nickelodeon (Scandinavia) Also in Finland
Croatia Nickelodeon (Croatia) 2011 2010 Uses default Euro feed
Turkey Nickelodeon (Turkey) April 11, 1994 April 5, 2010
Switzerland Nickelodeon (Switzerland) September 28, 1998 (block)
April 1, 2009 (channel)
March 31, 2010
Russia
CIS
Nickelodeon CIS November 15, 1998 February 10, 2010
Ukraine Nickelodeon (Ukraine) December 2010 (block)
March 2012 (Ukrainian channel)
April 12, 2012
Hungary Nickelodeon (Hungary) August 1, 1998 (block), October 6, 1999 (channel) February 10, 2010 Is part of Eastern Europe
Romania Nickelodeon (Romania) December 1998 (block)
February 10, 2010 (channel)
February 10, 2010 In Eastern Europe
Spain Nickelodeon (Spain) March 27, 1999 April 1, 2010 Also Available in Spanish
South Africa Nickelodeon (Africa) June 12, 1999 (block)
July 4, 2008 (channel)
March 13, 2010
United Kingdom Nick Jr. UK 1993 (block)
September 1, 1999 (channel)
April 30, 2010
United Kingdom Nick Replay September 1999 February 2010 Timeshift service of Nickelodeon UK
Poland Nickelodeon (Poland) November 7, 1999 (block)
July 10, 2008 (channel)
March 1, 2010 Formerly as a block on Fantastic, which was closed on July 1, 2001
Norway Nickelodeon (Norway) 1996 Ended in 2007
United Kingdom Nicktoons UK July 22, 2002 April 30, 2010
Netherlands Nickelodeon (Netherlands & Flanders) July 14, 2003 March 31, 2010 Timeshared with several channels between 2002–2003 and 2005-2011.
Belgium: Flanders January 2004 Timeshared with MTV (Netherlands & Flanders)
Israel Nickelodeon Israel July 2003 May 2, 2010 Owned by Tipo
Ireland Nickelodeon Ireland February 2004 February 15, 2010
Italy Nickelodeon Italy November 1, 2004 April 1, 2010
Netherlands

Belgium: Flanders

Nick Jr. (Netherlands & Flanders) January 1, 2005 March 31, 2010
Germany Nickelodeon Germany Originally in July 2, 1995, now September 2005 March 31, 2010
Portugal Nickelodeon (Portugal) June 1, 2005 April 1, 2010
France Nickelodeon (France) November 1, 2005 January 29, 2010
France Nickelodeon Junior January 1, 2007 January 29, 2010
United Kingdom Nick Jr. 2 April 24, 2006 April 30, 2010
Ireland Nick Jr. Ireland 2006 April 30, 2010 Part of the British version of Nick Jr.
Austria Nickelodeon (Austria) June 1, 2006 March 31, 2010
Serbia Nickelodeon (Serbia) April 28, 2013 January, 2010 Uses default Euro feed
Netherlands

Belgium: Flanders

Nicktoons (Netherlands & Flanders) August 2, 2007 March 31, 2010
Nick Hits (Netherlands & Flanders) August 2, 2007 March 31, 2010
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Nick Premium December 2007 Ended on March 31, 2010; now Nicktoons (Germany)
Denmark Nickelodeon Denmark March 15, 2008 March 31, 2010
Sweden Nickelodeon Sweden June 18, 2008 March 31, 2010
United Kingdom Nicktoonsters August 18, 2008 July 31, 2009 Closed July 2009, replaced with NickToons Replay
United Kingdom NickToons Replay June 17, 2009 April 30, 2010 Timeshift service of NickToons
Italy Nickelodeon +1 Italy July 31, 2009 April 1, 2010 Timeshift service of Nickelodeon Italy
Italy Nick Jr. (Italy) July 31, 2009 April 1, 2010
Czech Republic & Slovakia Nickelodeon (Central & Eastern Europe) February 10, 2010 February 10, 2010
Greece Nickelodeon (Greece) September 3, 2010 September 3, 2010
Poland Nick Jr. (Poland) October 4, 2010 October 4, 2010
Bulgaria Nickelodeon (Bulgaria) November 4, 2013 November 4, 2013 Owned by Viacom

Nickelodeon Branded Programming Blocks in EMEA[edit]

Localized language programming:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nick International". Nick.com. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "MTV to launch Nickelodeon HD on Sky". Digital Spy. September 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.c21media.net/resources/alt_index.asp?article=17299&area=79
  4. ^ Rushton, Katherine (February 11, 2010). "Nickelodeon drops splat for ‘older’ identity | News | Broadcast". Broadcastnow.co.uk. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "MTV renames German Nick channels | News". Rapid TV News. February 21, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 

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